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Lean Metholodology for building renovation projects

Lean Metholodology for building renovation projects Encouraged by the situation in recent years, the construction sector is undergoing a series of changes aimed at bringing its activity equal to the productivity levels of other industrial sectors. As can be seen in the following Figure 1 (the figure shows the productivity data of the construction sector …

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Reduce Time on site (and other benefits) of using a prefabricated façades

Reduce Time on site (and other benefits) of using a prefabricated façades StepUP’s new renovation methodology employs a Plug&Play industrialised preassembled and prefabricated façades module to reduce energy building demand. The solution aims to reduce time-on-site and intervention costs while minimising the disruption in residents and users’ life and installation errors. Industrialisation and its benefits …

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Why should you choose a ventilated façade for your building?

Why should you choose a ventilated façade for your building? The ventilated façade is the solution when the external wall of a building needs to be renovated. Choosing a ventilated façade means fostering a green sustainable approach to the designing and realization of pre-fabricated buildings, where providing energy efficiency is possible. The ventilated façade can …

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TPC definition and added value for companies

TPC definition and added value for companies Could you imagine a market scenario where complementary technologies enrich a single product, relying on an open and accessible protocol? This is actually one of the main challenges that the StepUP project is pursuing. But let’s take it one step at a time. The StepUP project accounts among …

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Using Digital Twins to Optimise Renovations and Drive Zero-Carbon

Using Digital Twins to Optimise Renovations and Drive Zero-Carbon Why Renovate? To reach ambitious zero-carbon targets that are set for 2050, we must start by improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings. Why? Because there are so many buildings already built that are wasting energy. It seems simple on paper. But why then are renovation …

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Beyond energy cost savings for a more attractive deep renovation of buildings’ stock

Beyond energy cost savings for a more attractive deep renovation of buildings’ stock What is the main benefit, which firstly comes to mind, when thinking of energy renovations?   In the traditional approach, building owners or developers base their decision making on the expected energy-related cost savings: this argument has been the focal point in the …

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 847053.

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